East Broadway

Revered Borscht Belt Comedian (and LES-Educated Rabbi) Jackie Mason Dies at 93

Posted July 26, 2021 at 5:05 am

Jackie Mason, one of the greatest comedic voices whose borscht belt schtick inspired generations, passed away on Saturday in Manhattan. The Catskills kvetcher was 93. According to TMZ, Mason had been hospitalized for more than 3 weeks … admitted with inflammation of the lungs. Obituaries aplenty. Jackie Mason was born Yacov Moshe Maza in Sheboygan, […]

Mr. Fong’s Principal Looking to East Broadway for Newest Hangout

Last modified July 1, 2021 at 10:04 pm

The owner of popular party spot, Mr. Fong’s, is readying a new concept on the Lower East Side. City records show that Aisa Shelley, who also owns Oliver Coffee, plans to open an establishment geared toward “coastal Italian cuisine. He’s teaming up with Roman Grandinetti from Regina’s on Orchard. Space chosen is the former home […]

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Nightlife Impresario Travis Bass Looks to Open Cafe at Former Petisco on East Broadway

Posted June 29, 2021 at 5:00 am

Travis Bass, nightlife impresario and party maker, is breaking out on his own. Planning a new establishment on the Lower East Side. Bass is eying the former Cafe Petisco (last known as Petisco Vegano) on East Broadway for something quite similar to the predecessor. An as-yet-unnamed concept that imbibes a “European healthy restaurant.” As such, […]

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Brute Beats Elderly Man, Steals Cane at East Broadway Bodega

Posted June 18, 2021 at 5:07 am

A mugger punched an 82-year-old man in the head and stole his cane at a Lower East Side bodega earlier this week. The elderly victim was inside the Big Apple Food Market on Clinton Street, near East Broadway, at around 6:20am this past Wednesday. As the man was buying a cup of coffee, a stranger […]

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Bialystoker Nursing Home Tower Begins 30-Story Ascent

Posted May 17, 2021 at 5:00 am

Another monstrosity to dot the Lower East Side skyline. Four years after its structural predecessor was razed, a thirty-story tower is now on the rise beside the Bialystoker Nursing Home. As of this week, the skeletal superstructure sits at roughly four stories in height. Major construction ahead that will yield this… Round Square Development (née […]

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COVID-19 Vaccine Pop-up Site Today at Educational Alliance

Posted March 16, 2021 at 5:09 am

The Educational Alliance today will operate as a pop-up COVID-19 vaccination site. The Manny Cantor Center at 197 East Broadway will distribute doses to those who qualify, but predominantly to individuals over the age of 60. Hours run from 10:00am to 5:00pm, today only. This Lower East Side vaccine pop-up gives older adults in the […]

Campaign Underway to Landmark Historic LES Settlement House Buildings

Posted March 10, 2021 at 5:00 am

A grassroots campaign is now underway to landmark three historic Lower East Side settlement house buildings. University Settlement (1898) at 184 Eldridge Street, Educational Alliance (1891) at 197 East Broadway, and the former headquarters of Grand Street Settlement (1905) at 311 East Broadway are part of the pitch. All three are exemplary for their architecture […]

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Asian Man Pummeled Outside East Broadway Station in Latest Biased Attack

Last modified March 4, 2021 at 8:03 am

An Asian man was assaulted in an unprovoked attack outside the East Broadway subway station Tuesday night, adding to a recent spate of biased assaults against Asians across the city. Cops said the 56-year-old victim was entering the F train station – the Rutgers Street entrance by Woo’s Wonton King – at about 8:50pm when […]

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Seward Park Co-op General Manager Stepping Down After 13 Years

Last modified March 3, 2021 at 2:14 pm

Yesterday afternoon, Seward Park Co-op members were informed that the general manager is stepping down next month. Frank Durant, who has managed the complex since 2008, cited personal reasons for the departure, effective April 1. His replacement is Brendan Keany, formerly the General Manager at Penn South. Below is the memo from the Board of […]

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Seward Park Now Bookended by Fast Food Crab Restaurants

Posted March 1, 2021 at 5:12 am

Crab cuisine is now du jour in the Seward Park environs, which is bookended by such fast food joints. Two seemingly identical establishments. Seafood chain Crab Du Jour planted a flag at the former La Flaca on Grand Street earlier this year, and should open in the coming days. At the same time, just a […]

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